Texas Gov. Greg Abbott schooled South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg on what’s great about America.
Speaking at a South Carolina campaign rally last week, Buttigieg belittled President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” saying that the U.S. was “never as great as advertised.”
“Our current president targeted with a message saying that we could find greatness by just stopping the clock and turning it back and making America great again,” he said at the event. “That past that he is promising the return us to was never as great as advertised, especially for marginalized Americans.”
Never mind that this fallacy is based on a Democratic belief that you can’t go back to the positive things in our past without resurrecting the negative, or that it’s a stance held by many on the left, to include New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
(“We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” Cuomo said last year.)
It’s certainly not a believe the Republican governor of Texas holds.
Taking to Twitter, Gov. Abbott responded to a Washington Times story on Buttigieg’s remark, offering two very solid reasons why the Democrat is wrong — to include one reason that hit real close to home to the homosexual candidate.
“Dear Mayor Pete: America is the greatest nation in history of the world,” Abbott tweeted. “Are there imperfections? Sure. Is there a more exceptional country? No. It allows both a paraplegic to rise to Governor of TX & a gay man to run for President. Opportunity for all.”
Dear Mayor Pete: America is the greatest nation in history of the world. Are there imperfections? Sure. Is there a more exceptional country? No. It allows both a paraplegic to rise to Governor of TX & a gay man to run for President. Opportunity for all. https://t.co/6dbER1PQh3
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 13, 2019
Of course, it says a lot about the mindset of today’s Democratic voter that candidates are comfortable running down the country while campaigning for office.
It also says something about the media that these poor remarks fly under the radar.
Abbott was paralyzed for life from the waist down at the age of 26 when a large oak tree fell on him as he was jogging. He had several crushed vertebrae splintering into his spinal cord, broken ribs, and damage to vital organs.
His campaign website noted that Abbott’s experience reminded him of the lesson of perseverance: “Through this experience, Governor Abbott learned that our lives aren’t defined by our challenges. Instead, we define our lives by how we respond to those challenges.”
Certainly doesn’t sound like today’s Democrat, who like to dwell on the miseries of the past.
The reaction from social media users shows that there is still plenty of optimism in America… outside the Democratic Party.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
— Jerry Bautista Primo 🇺🇸 (@jerryelprimobau) May 13, 2019
Well said Governor Abbott!!!
— Jared Kelly (@JaredLee76) May 13, 2019
We are all fortunate to call America our home.
— Francisco Delgado (@kikojdelgado) May 13, 2019
America is, indeed, the greatest nation in the history of mankind. How blessed we are to be Americans.
— Kay Pinkerton (@kaypinkerton) May 13, 2019
Maybe Mayor Pete needs to take a look at what his life would be like in Venezuela, Iran, or North Korea to appreciate that America is (and always was) a great nation.
— Libertate in Perpetuum (@LicentiaSine) May 13, 2019
Well said Governor! Only in America! https://t.co/FpEEVIiwf9
— Dwight Reese (@dwight_reese) May 13, 2019
That's my Governor 👍 https://t.co/auO2dxPG1K
— S BREEDLOVE (@ShirleyBreedl12) May 13, 2019
Peter can't even run South Bend Indiana let alone the whole United States. He's a novelty that people are infatuated with that will soon wear off. Then he and his husband can fade off into obscurity. #PeteButtigieg2020 #Buttigieg https://t.co/jG6GIpQtGV
— Leroy Sweeney (@im4ue) May 13, 2019
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